Monday, April 04, 2011

Balloons over the city


Where I live we have a yearly festival called Balloons over Waikato. Every day for a week the sky is filled with hot air balloons that are launched at dawn and it's such a pretty sight to see. Then on the final day there's a big carnival where thousands upon thousands of people go to enjoy a picnic, carnival food and a night time display of the balloons, followed by fireworks and live music.

This year I snapped a few early morning pics as the balloons launched over the lake and then enjoyed a crisp Autumn night under the stars with good friends and good food. Hope you enjoy them :) If you're interested I've uploaded these and a few others to my flickr.

29 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun time! What a neat idea.

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  2. very nice pictures ;)
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    one hug, Irina

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  3. ohh beauty is everywhere!!! I love all this photos! It seems like a dream the first one!

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  4. Beautiful photos :]
    Looks like fun! ♥

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  5. these are fun shots

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    x

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  6. This is probably the best festival I've heard of. I shall definitely have to come visit when the festival is on.

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  7. wow thats such a unique idea for a festival , the photos are amazing! xx

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  8. Wow these are stunning! Love the first one. I adore your header too xx

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  9. Such beautiful photos! :) Do you have a flickr or photography account?

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  10. I want to see that someday :3 looks lovely and fun!! nice pics

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  11. What a great day out! Lovely pictures.

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  12. Really awesome photos! Great work

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  13. Oh how beautiful! It looks like a dream!

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  14. they're beautiful! what lovely images..
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  15. Oh COOL!! I've never been to a hot-balloon festival!! I really need to do that some day!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  16. The first shot is pretty impressive. I love seeing hot air balloons in morning.

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  17. My boyfriend and I wanted to go this on the weekend so badly! We couldn't go to the morning one or the night glow because I worked in the early morning.. and he worked all night! I did see some pretty balloons in the sky on my drive to uni on thursday, though :)

    I love these photos. It sounds/looks like so much fun!

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  19. This looks amazing! I think I may have to visit NZ just for it :0

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  20. Really, lovely pics!

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    Everywhere I turn about [in your blog], I find something that I love. Completely bowled over by you.

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    xx

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  22. I want to treat myself and a special someone for a hot air balloon ride. Just so we can drift through the sky, looking down at the earth!

    These photos are gorgeous! It's like a scene from a childish dream!

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  23. SO NICE!!! one thing to tick off my list is to get onto hot air balloon!

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  24. I love this post. I can't believe you live so close to such a beautiful event!

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